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Should questions ask for softwarerec whose answers are about tutorial be edited to reflect the new tone?

What word processing tools that can work with complicate text boxing? This question initially asks for software-recommendation. But one and a half answers give tutorial for doing the task in Word. ...
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Bold and Italic don't work anymore [duplicate]

Bold doesn't work anymore, apparently neither does italic. I have just realized this while answering a question, see screenshot here: Apparently they don't work on Meta either, while writing this ...
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To what extent can a question be modified to make it easier to find?

I answered the question below today and I'm thinking it would be easier to find if the title was something more generic, related to the possibility of copying multiple rotations in a symmetrical ...
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New Duplicate Feature

It's been pointed out to me (thanks Cai) that Gold tag-badge holders and moderators can now edit duplicate links This allows us to mark multiple duplicates in an easier and more organized fashion. I'...
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Should I edit a post when it’s poorly typographically styled and formatted?

The reference question for people wondering what the best practices are when editing posts contains almost all kinds of reasons when an edit is encouraged, but it doesn’t mention if users should ...
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Should I edit question with accepted answer closed as 'off-topic' for lack of effort (i.e what have you tried)?

This question: How do I separate paths to layers in Illustrator? has been put on hold as off-topic. The question is vague, brief and not very well written, but it is obvious to anyone who has used ...
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Edit Wars: The Return of the Sith

Okay so a minor edit war ensued here: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/57546/who-is-the-author-of-this-popular-photoshop-action-titled-drawing-effect My fault as much as Jonathan's. ...
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Should edit points be reverted when the question is closed / deleted?

I understand that when a question that I've edited is deleted, I also lose 1 edit from my edit count. I've been slowly losing some of my edit count, and I think it's extra discouraging for users to ...
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When editing a question, is it good to change 'How can I..' in a title to 'How to..'? [closed]

'can I' are redundant words when they can be replaced with just 'to'. It's important in titles because they should be as succinct as possible. Two words in a single post don't really make a ...
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Should titles be phrased as questions?

My opinion is that titles should be phrased as questions at all times. Simply because it's a Q&A site. We are currently taking different paths with edits in many cases. It's still working out ...
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Content with non embedded links: is that worth an edit/is that a trivial edit?

Often I see content such as what I see here in 2 answers with raw links. I personally find it visually offensive. Often people may not know about the link tool in the editor, or think they have to use ...
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Bug: Editing tags on a question in review queue causes tag pop-up box to be cut-off / hidden by the footer

I noticed this yesterday while editing but didn't have time to post it. It appears to be the same as this: https://graphicdesign.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/997/bug-tag-pop-out-is-truncated-by-...
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Wondering why a couple of my suggested tag edits were rejected?

Over the last two days I've made a number of tag edits in the hope of improving the excerpts a bit, mainly with the goal of format consistency. Initially, I was editing them mostly to make them start ...
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Should I reject minor 'hairsplitting' edits?

Past few weeks, I have approved some very minor edits -- just spelling corrections or comparably insignificant edits. Should I reject these, even though they are factually correct? It seems to me we ...
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Adding an image doesn't count as an edit?

Adding an image to a post doesn't seem to count as an edit for voting purposes. Is that correct? I downvoted Turn off text wrapping in Indesign because it was missing its image and added a comment. ...
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When should I edit posts?

This is a reference question for people wondering what the best practices are when editing posts. When should I edit posts? Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to ...
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Removing Closing vote after question has been edited

Is there a way to remove a closing vote if a question has been edited? If not, would it be useful to have that possibility? I just edited this question, that I had previously voted to close, and I ...
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Inline images prevented due to min. 6 chars requirement

In some cases I feel inlining an image in OP is a better way to faster see a problem instead of having to read, then click on a link, then go back. New posters don't have the option of inserting ...
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What to do when the original question changes so drastically that all answers seem absurd?

This question: How do I get this uneven airbrush effect similar to old art deco posters? Had the reference image changed by the user. I feel the new image is so drastically different than the ...
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If I don't have tag wiki editing privileges, I shouldn't be asked to approve the edit I just did, eh?

I edited the Tag Wiki to insert some info about InDesign. Not having edit privileges in the Tag Wiki, I got the expected message that the edit would have to be approved. I was surprised, then, when ...